Best Time To Visit Santa Barbara - Time To Go To Santa Barbara

The climate of Santa Barbara is classified as dry-summer subtropical. Summers and falls are the driest, warmest times of the year, which have the most sunshine. The daytime temperatures during this time of year are typically from 75-85F, with night-time temperatures from 55-64F. Winter and spring are the rainier, mild times of the year, with daytime temperatures from 60-65F and night-time lows around 41F. The water during this time of year is usually around 55F.

Santa Barbara's climate is often described as Mediterranean, and the city has been promoted as the "American Riviera".

The average warmest month is August. The highest recorded temperature was 109°F in 1985.

December is the average coolest month and is probably not the best time to travel to Santa Barbara. The lowest recorded temperature was 20°F in 1990. The maximum average rainfall occurs in February.

The best time to visit Santa Barbara would be around October, when it’s pleasant with little to no rainfall.

Climate in Santa Barbara

Know weather for your travel dates:

18-Oct-2018
Today 18 Oct

87

65

Clear throughout the day.

Wind:0.68 m/s

Humidity:22%

Precipitation:0%

  • Fri 19 Oct
    80 | 64

    Clear throughout the day.

  • Sat 20 Oct
    75 | 61

    Partly cloudy in the evening.

  • Sun 21 Oct
    77 | 61

    Partly cloudy until evening.

  • Mon 22 Oct
    78 | 62

    Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.

  • Tue 23 Oct
    79 | 62

    Mostly cloudy in the morning.

  • Wed 24 Oct
    82 | 62

    Clear throughout the day.

Month wise Weather in Santa Barbara

Average Temperature in Santa Barbara by month

  • 80℉
  • 60℉
  • 40℉
  • 20℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 52℉

Minimum temperature: 37℉

Maximum temperature: 70℉

Feb

Average temperature: 54℉

Minimum temperature: 41℉

Maximum temperature: 64℉

Mar

Average temperature: 56℉

Minimum temperature: 41℉

Maximum temperature: 72℉

Apr

Average temperature: 59℉

Minimum temperature: 46℉

Maximum temperature: 79℉

May

Average temperature: 58℉

Minimum temperature: 48℉

Maximum temperature: 73℉

Jun

Average temperature: 61℉

Minimum temperature: 54℉

Maximum temperature: 77℉

Jul

Average temperature: 64℉

Minimum temperature: 55℉

Maximum temperature: 77℉

Aug

Average temperature: 65℉

Minimum temperature: 57℉

Maximum temperature: 77℉

Sep

Average temperature: 66℉

Minimum temperature: 52℉

Maximum temperature: 86℉

Oct

Average temperature: 65℉

Minimum temperature: 50℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

Nov

Average temperature: 60℉

Minimum temperature: 46℉

Maximum temperature: 82℉

Dec

Average temperature: 54℉

Minimum temperature: 39℉

Maximum temperature: 68℉

Highest temperature in Santa Barbara is recorded as 89.6℉ in October.

Lowest temperature in Santa Barbara is recorded as 37.4℉ in January.

Average Rain in Santa Barbara by Month (in mm)

  • 160
  • 120
  • 80
  • 40 0
Jan

Average Rain: 117.68 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 828.39 mm

Feb

Average Rain: 124.98 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 1523.63 mm

Mar

Average Rain: 14.23 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 315.89 mm

Apr

Average Rain: 7.53 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 91.38 mm

May

Average Rain: 3.45 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 103.75 mm

Jun

Average Rain: 0.41 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 7.74 mm

Jul

Average Rain: 0.25 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 7.74 mm

Aug

Average Rain: 0.45 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 4.63 mm

Sep

Average Rain: 4.33 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 51.08 mm

Oct

Average Rain: 0.2 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 4.63 mm

Nov

Average Rain: 1.34 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 21.7 mm

Dec

Average Rain: 40.21 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 486.22 mm

Maximum rain recorded in Santa Barbara is 1523.63 mm in February.

Months with no rains or lowest rains in Santa Barbara is October.

Average Humidity in Santa Barbara by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 77%

Minimum Humidity: 51%

Maximum Humidity: 92%

Feb

Average Humidity: 83%

Minimum Humidity: 57%

Maximum Humidity: 96%

Mar

Average Humidity: 74%

Minimum Humidity: 54%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Apr

Average Humidity: 70%

Minimum Humidity: 42%

Maximum Humidity: 92%

May

Average Humidity: 75%

Minimum Humidity: 54%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

Jun

Average Humidity: 81%

Minimum Humidity: 64%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

Jul

Average Humidity: 82%

Minimum Humidity: 72%

Maximum Humidity: 86%

Aug

Average Humidity: 82%

Minimum Humidity: 73%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

Sep

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 58%

Maximum Humidity: 85%

Oct

Average Humidity: 67%

Minimum Humidity: 39%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Nov

Average Humidity: 74%

Minimum Humidity: 60%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

Dec

Average Humidity: 71%

Minimum Humidity: 47%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

Most humid month in Santa Barbara is February.

Least humid month in Santa Barbara is October.

Best time to visit Santa Barbara Attractions in October